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Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst who lives in New York City.He co-founded Maker Faire Africa and the TED Fellowship program.He was also the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha,Tanzania.He is currently the director and co-founder of Enterprise Curators.His interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. "Timbuktu is a city unsullied by the worship of idols...a refuge of scholarly and righteous folk, a haunt of saints and ascetics, and a meeting place of caravans and boats" -Al-Sa'Di
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The struggle to bridge science with indigenous knowledge
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The concept is to combine programming with physical objects, concentrating on sensor input and movement as output. It’s important that we incorporate our weavingcodes research process, so deliberately setting goals we don’t yet know the answers to.
I've tried a lot of different ways of teaching children programming, starting a few years ago with primary school children in a classroom, then doing inset training days for teachers and finally private tutoring in homes. For the finale to the weavingcodes project we are trying a new approach, ...
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Or how to stop worrying and love dystopia
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Stephen Wolfram on Molecular Computing
"It's one of these projects—doing molecular scale computing—that I've wanted to do for so long, but I just don't think that the ambient technology is to the point where one wouldn't have to spend a decade building [it] to get to that point. I'm hoping that we're almost to the day when it's possible for somebody like me, who isn't going to build all that ambient technology, to do something with molecular computing.

My guess about how one could do that is to say that we've got these components, which are enough to make a universal computer. You might not know how to program with these components, but by doing searches in the space of possible programs, one starts to build up building blocks, and one can then create a compiler for it. The surprising thing is that impoverished stuff is capable of doing sophisticated things, and the compilation step is not as gruesome as one might expect."
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Earlier this month, The NationalJournal highlighted three wonderful educators who are reinvigorating STEM programs across the country. When Bryan Wunar took his job at Chicago’s Museum of Science a…
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How the Solar Car Project is putting students in the driver seat of their education.
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A forum of researchers is pushing the continent’s science profile, but missing some important details.
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Casey Gerald traces the drama of his life back to an East Texas church on the night of December 31, 1999, the night he believed the world was to end. When the rapture didn't come, he searched for something new to believe in — at Yale, Lehman Brothers, Harvard Business School and his own nonprofit — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs, to embrace doubt and to find the courage to believe in...
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Musangwe fighting is a nearly 200-year old fighting tradition of South Africa’s Venda tribe.
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